Are you ready to blast that bothersome belly? All the cardio and ab work in the world won’t give you the flat belly you crave unless you also eat the right foods. Read on to discover the Top 25 Flat Belly slimming foods that will help you achieve a beautiful belly.
1. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
All fats are not created equal- EVOO proves it. EVOO helps slim your belly because it contains monounsaturated fat that burn calories and fat. Bonus: This magical oil also helps lower cholesterol levels. Try our Homestyle Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary made with EVOO.
2. Almonds (with skins)
This nut is packed with belly busting power. Almonds help build muscle, reduce cravings, and make a most convenient snack. Avoid salted almonds. Instead, nibble on raw almonds that still have their skin. Slow Cooker Almond Blast Oatmeal and Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce are great ways to add almonds to your diet.
Beans get a bad rap as gas givers, but they help fire off fat, develop muscle and regulate digestion. Beans help you feel full so it’s less likely that you’ll over-indulge. Bonus: Beans help keep you regular, which minimizes the bloated belly look. Try our Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice or White Beans for Weightloss.
This low-calorie (only 40 calories per cup!) highly versatile food is a flat belly must-have because it helps you feel full. Spinach is also a good source of calcium which helps your muscles contract. We love our Slow Cooker Spinach and Mozzarella Frittata and Skinny Artichoke & Spinach Penne Casserole.
A bowl of guacamole and a bag of chips isn’t what we have in mind. But slice up a fresh avocado and you’ll get about 15g of fiber- a great way to keep hunger at bay. Plus, enjoy just ¼ cup of avocado and you’ll be rewarded with a full serving of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) which help burn belly fat. Try our Avocado Dip or a SkinnyLicious Protein Smoothie .
Don’t overlook the power of pork. According to Purdue researchers, eating 6 ounces daily helped participants lose weight while preserving muscle. Bye-bye belly. Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork and Slow Cooker Pork and Beans are great options.
Have you had your grapefruit today? Researchers found that people who ate just half a grapefruit three times a day lost weight without changing any other part of their diet. It’s possible that grapefruit’s acidity might slow digestion, which helps you feel full longer. Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice is a great ways to benefit from grapefruit.
Apples are packed with fiber, which makes your belly feel full. But the crunchy fruit also demands lots of chewing- making you think you’ve eaten more than you have. Try Clean Eating Banana & Apple Bread and Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.